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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Tilted Kilt announces new VP of marketing

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Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a sports bar that pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland, announced today that it has named Torie Lynch as Vice President of Marketing. Lynch has been working in Social Media and Marketing for Tilted Kilt Franchise Operations (TKFO) for the last seven years.    Prior to… Read More →

Avnet recognized as ‘World’s Most Ethical Company’

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it has been named a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the… Read More →

Mesa Airlines earns 3rd straight Diamond Award

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For the third consecutive year, Mesa Airlines’ Maintenance and Engineering Department has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s prestigious Employer’s Diamond Award of Excellence. The Diamond Award is based on 100 percent participation of the company’s eligible aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) proactively completing a designated amount of initial and recurrent training during 2014. “We are… Read More →

Heart Association announces new executive director

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The American Heart Association Western States Affiliate has named Cayci Oliver as Executive Director of the Greater Phoenix Division.  Oliver will now be responsible for leading the American Heart Association’s efforts to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in Phoenix and the surrounding area. Oliver, has a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State… Read More →

Pieceful Solutions autism school adds staff

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Pieceful Solutions, a K-12 school in Arizona for children with autism spectrum disorders, added more staff. First they hired Abigail Muro as their Behavior Support Specialist. In her new role, Muro will provide support and train the staff at the school’s three campuses in Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa. Muro will work with students to teach them… Read More →

Financial tips from Dale Walters of KeatsConnelly

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Dale Walters, CEO, KeatsConnelly Walters is a partner and CEO of KeatsConnelly, the largest cross-border wealth management firm in North America that specializes in helping Canadians and Americans realize their dreams of a cross-border lifestyle. Walters was twice named one of the top financial advisors in the U.S. by Mutual Fund Magazine. 2015 trend to watch: “The… Read More →

FirstBank fund helps qualified homebuyers buy new homes

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FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 15 banking locations throughout Arizona, announced a $1 million community development investment with Trellis (formerly Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix), an organization dedicated to making financially stable homes, neighborhoods and communities possible in Maricopa County. FirstBank’s contribution will provide qualified homebuyers up to $25,000 to be used as… Read More →

Banner Health announces executive leadership changes

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Banner Health announced a shift in hospital executive leadership in its Arizona East Region last week. These changes were effective on Monday, March 16. The transition began with the promotion of Todd Werner, former Chief Executive Officer at Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, who was appointed to serve as President… Read More →

EO, ASU partners for student startup competitions

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Entrepreneurs’ Organization Arizona (EO) announced its partnership with Arizona State University’s (ASU) Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The partnership consists of a series of four pitch competitions for student entrepreneurs, held during ASU Launch Days on each of ASU’s four campuses. The winner of each competition will receive $3,000 in seed funding from ASU, acceptance into the ASU… Read More →

Karen Stepanski joins Baird as financial advisor

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Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, announced today that it has added Karen Stepanski, CFP®, ADPA®, as Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor in its Scottsdale, Ariz., wealth management office. Stepanski brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Baird.   Stepanski began her career in the financial services industry… Read More →

AWEE opens Women’s Education & Entrepreneur Center

Fifth Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference

Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) has opened Maricopa County’s only women’s business center to develop, support and expand women-owned businesses for entrepreneurs with great ideas to well-established businesses in a range of industries and women facing economic or other barriers to starting a business. The Arizona Women’s Education and Entrepreneur Center (AWEEc), a program… Read More →

BMO allows you to get cash at ATMs with smartphone

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BMO Harris Bank announced the introduction of Mobile Cash, a new technology that allows consumers to withdraw money from an ATM using their smartphone.  With the launch, BMO Harris now has the largest network of card-less enabled ATMs in the country. “Smartphones are quickly becoming the singular device that people use to help manage their… Read More →

Squire Patton Boggs announces 40 promotions

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Squire Patton Boggs announced the promotion of 40 lawyers as partners and principals. The promotions are within most of the firm’s key practices and involve lawyers from 21 offices around the world. “I would like to congratulate all of our colleagues on their well-deserved promotions,” said Mark Ruehlmann, chair and global CEO of Squire Patton… Read More →

Gust Rosenfeld adds Mina Cerimagic to firm

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Gust Rosenfeld, PLC announced that Mina Cerimagic will join the firm on March 12, 2015.  Cerimagic concentrates her practice on litigation, specifically in the area of real estate litigation. “We are fortunate to welcome Mina to Gust Rosenfeld.  Our firm is always looking for top talent, and Mina brings an impressive resume of honors and… Read More →

D-backs reach 100,000 followers on Instagram

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The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Instagram account (@Dbacks) surpassed 100,000 followers, its biggest milestone since the creation of the account in 2012 and nearly a 100-percent increase during the last 12 months. To thank fans, the team is encouraging its Instagram followers to nominate the biggest @Dbacks fan they know for a chance to receive a follow… Read More →